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Feeding and Swallowing

Dysphagia

  • Dysphagia is a medical term
  • Dysphagia means problems swallowing food and / or drink
  • A stroke can make the muscles for swallowing weak
  • Lots of people have swallowing problems in the first few days after a stroke
  • You might choke on food or drink
  • Food or drink might get stuck in your throat
  • Food or drink might fall out of your mouth a lot
  • This can be very embarrassing

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